Well, I don't know about you, but I'm still seething. I tuned in last night, like millions of others, to BBC1 in the hope and expectation of that balm to the nation, Antiques Roadshow - and what did we get? A lot of dreary petrolheads standing around in the rain shouting about some motor-car race that hadn't happened. And so it went on and on and on, until it had entirely eclipsed Antiques Roadshow's scheduled slot. The 'action' then switched to BBC2 where it wiped out the slot allotted to another reliably restful and informative programme, Coast.
There was talk over the weekend that the impending 'cuts' threatening the BBC might cause it to give up on covering some sporting events. Bring it on, I say - then we'll have no more fiascos like last night, when a minority-interest (to put it mildly) 'sport' is allowed to cut a destructive swathe through the schedules, ruining it all for the rest of us (i.e. the vast majority who haven't the slightest interest in motor racing). Test cricket was the only TV sport worth hanging on to, and they let that go, so why not the endlessly tedious Formula One next? It would be a gift to the viewing nation.